Orange County Register: Marijuana laws for every city and county? Our database shows California slow to accept Prop. 64

Orange County Register: Marijuana laws for every city and county? Our database shows California slow to accept Prop. 64 . “Fewer than one in three California cities (144 out of 482) allow any kind of cannabis business to operate in their borders. And just 18 of the state’s 58 counties permit cannabis businesses in their unincorporated areas. Also, fewer than one in five California cities welcome medical marijuana dispensaries, while fewer than one in seven allow recreational cannabis stores, where anyone 21 and older has been able to shop for legal weed since Jan. 1. These are some of the findings in a first-of-its-kind investigation, tracking and compiling the cannabis ordinances in all 540 city and county jurisdictions in California, a study conducted by Southern California News Group and other Digital First newspapers.”

Bloomberg: California Would Require Twitter, Facebook to Disclose Bots

Bloomberg: California Would Require Twitter, Facebook to Disclose Bots. “California has proposed legislation that would require social platforms like Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. to identify automated accounts, or bots, amid a push by state lawmakers to police the technology companies that have proven vulnerable to manipulation and the spread of fake news.”

Washington Post: User-Friendly Or Error-Ridden? Debate Swirls Around Website Comparing Nursing Homes

Washington Post: User-Friendly Or Error-Ridden? Debate Swirls Around Website Comparing Nursing Homes . “Earlier this year, the state Department of Public Health launched a new website, Cal Health Find, intended to help people compare the quality of nursing homes and other health care facilities. Now, California nursing home advocates are calling on the state to take it down, saying the new site is incomplete, inaccurate and ‘a huge step in the wrong direction.'”

California Hospital Association: CHA and HQI Form Partnership to Enhance Patient Safety Data Transparency

California Hospital Association: CHA and HQI Form Partnership to Enhance Patient Safety Data Transparency. “CHA, the Hospital Quality Institute and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced today that they have formed a partnership to accelerate the reduction of medical errors and eliminate preventable deaths in California hospitals. The central focus of the partnership will be an innovative, publicly available digital dashboard of hospital patient safety data. Unlike other patient safety tracking systems, which typically rely on data up to two years old, the data available on the digital dashboard will be updated regularly and made available to patients and consumers via participating hospitals’ websites.”

Fold3: Texas and California Added to the WWII Draft Registration Cards Collection!

Fold3: Texas and California Added to the WWII Draft Registration Cards Collection!. “Fold3 has added two new states to its collection of U.S. WWII Draft Registration Cards! The collection (from the National Archives) now includes Texas and California. The cards in this collection are registration cards for the draft and do not necessarily indicate that the individual served in the military.”

Capital Public Radio: California Lawmaker Hopes Bot Bill Sheds Light On Fake Social Media Accounts

Capital Public Radio: California Lawmaker Hopes Bot Bill Sheds Light On Fake Social Media Accounts. “Social media companies such as Twitter would be required to identify automated accounts, known as bots, under a new bill scheduled to be introduced in the California Legislature this week. Democratic state Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Los Angeles said his bill would not ban bots. Instead, it would shed light on the fake accounts that simulate real people and spread waves of false information across their platforms, the lawmaker said.”